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Ostend and the Sea

Posted by on July 4th, 2013 in Belgium, Destinations, Europe, Feature | 0 comments

I looked at the yachts and I looked at the sea, I felt like I should’ve just stepped out of a boat, not a train. I knew Ostend was a coastal city, but I hadn’t realized how much of coastal city it really was. Even the train station was surrounded from two sides by the sea and the harbour.

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Marvin Gaye, Chicken Curry and Ostend

Posted by on June 10th, 2013 in Belgium, Destinations, Europe, Feature | 0 comments

I can hear the dribbling of basketballs echo from the hundred year old wooden buildings surrounding the basketball court. Originally commissioned by Leopold II as barracks some hundred years ago, it has been long since been converted into a sports center and a basketball court; and this is where Marvin Gaye used to play with the local Belgian team.

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Night of Tram Lines and Castles in Ghent

Posted by on January 21st, 2013 in Belgium, Destinations, Europe, Feature | 16 comments

Old medieval city, clear night sky and a camera, that’s a Saturday night sorted for me.  And Ghent fits the bill more than perfectly. So...

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How Beer is made – Tour of De Halve Maan Brewery

Posted by on October 29th, 2012 in Belgium, Destinations, Europe, Food | 11 comments

 Not all chemicals are bad.  Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital...

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Weekend Raid to Belgium

Posted by on October 22nd, 2012 in Belgium, Destinations, Europe | 12 comments

On a cold October morning we gathered troops from all over England. The morning mist still hung in the air as we made our way towards...

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